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The Other January Effect: International Evidence


  • Martin T. Bohl
  • Christian A. Salm


This paper investigates the predictive power of stock market returns in January for the subsequent eleven months' returns across 19 countries, thereby contributing to the literature on stock market seasonalities. Only two out of 19 countries' stock markets exhibit a robust Other January E ect. In light of this evidence, we conclude that the Other January E ect is not an international phenomenon.

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  • Martin T. Bohl & Christian A. Salm, 2009. "The Other January Effect: International Evidence," CQE Working Papers 0809, Center for Quantitative Economics (CQE), University of Muenster.
  • Handle: RePEc:cqe:wpaper:0809

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    Stock market efciency; Other January Efect; Stock market anomalies;

    JEL classification:

    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading

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